Meaning of TRIANGLE in English


— triangled , adj.

/truy"ang'geuhl/ , n.

1. a closed plane figure having three sides and three angles.

2. a flat triangular piece, usually of plastic, with straight edges, used in connection with a T square for drawing perpendicular lines, geometric figures, etc.

3. any three-cornered or three-sided figure, object, or piece: a triangle of land.

4. a musical percussion instrument that consists of a steel triangle, open at one corner, that is struck with a steel rod.

5. a group of three; triad.

6. a situation involving three persons, esp. one in which two of them are in love with the third.

7. ( cap. ) Astron. the constellation Triangulum.

[ 1350-1400; ME triangulum, n. use of neut. of triangulus three-cornered. See TRI-, ANGLE 1 ]

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